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Christie: A gas tax hike is ‘on the table for discussion’

As New Jersey lawmakers and special interest groups talk about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), the idea of a gas tax increase has gained momentum. Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes, but would he consider a hike on the gas tax?

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POLL: Should NJ raise the gas tax?

While many NJ drivers are enjoying the few extra dollars in their pockets from the drop in gas prices, there are some NJ legislators that are trying to figure out how to get that change out of your pocket and into the state's.

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AAA Survey: Spend More on Transportation [AUDIO]

Even if some of the money comes out of their own pockets, most Americans believe the federal government should invest more than it currently does on roads, bridges and mass transit, according to a new AAA survey.

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Is a Gas Tax Hike in NJ’s Future? [AUDIO]

Ever since he's been the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has refused to even consider the idea of raising the state gas tax to pay for transportation repair projects, but Tuesday night on Townsquare Media's Ask The Governor show, he seemed to suggest his position might be shifting.

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Would You Be OK with a 24-Cent Gas Tax? [AUDIO]

A liberal Trenton think-tank is proposing an expansion of the state sales tax to have it apply to gas, too.

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Poll: Gas Tax OK If It Means Better Roads [AUDIO]

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday revealed New Jerseyans' strong opposition to a gas tax increase drops off when they're told the revenue would be used to fix roads and bridges.

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Sen. Budget Boss: NJ Needs Gas Tax Hike [POLL/AUDIO]

Job creation, not taxation, is the key to turning around New Jersey's struggling economy according to Paul Sarlo, chairman of the state Senate Budget Committee. But Sarlo feels that raising the gas tax is a must for improving the state's decaying roads and bridges.

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NJ Merchants, Retailers Oppose Gas Tax Hike [AUDIO]

The New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association opposes a bill to increase New Jersey's gas tax by five cents a year for three years.

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Should NJ Raise the Gas Tax?

Take the poll and let us know if you think New Jersey should raise the gas tax to help fund road repairs.

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NJ Gas Tax Hike Bill Formally Introduced [POLL/AUDIO]

There has been a lot of talk about increasing the gas tax in New Jersey, but Monday there was some action too. An influential state lawmaker officially introduced a bill to hike the tax.

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